Re: Food maker halts jelly production (bad news for konnyaku)
- Subject: Re: Food maker halts jelly production (bad news for konnyaku)
- From: STARSELL@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 12:30:24 EDT
I am a member of the Calorie Restriction Society list as well as
(newly) this list.
Many of the members there buy and use konjac powder in *pounds*.
It is used to make konjac jello, pudding and other food items like
I don't think the konjac business will suffer from one Japanese
To see the list of konjac foods some of the CR folks make see:
In a message dated 10/15/2008 11:23:45 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
> Date: Tue,
14 Oct 2008 13:33:46 +0900
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> Subject: [Aroid-l] Food maker halts jelly production (bad
news for konnyaku)
This is so stupid that it makes me
cringe! !7 children and ''seniors'' in 13 years reportedly
die from choking on konnyaku candy. It would be of great interest to see
how many died from say choking on whale meat, or a fish bone, or any food
product or hard candy, or from eating puffer fish in the same time
period. Are ANY of these other items banned? I bet
not! I wish that the ''powers'' that be would just stop trying to
save me/us from
> (9th October 2008, front page, a national
> Food maker halts jelly
> 17 children, seniors choked to death on 'konnyaku'
> MannanLife Co., Japan's largest maker of
"konnyaku" (devil's tongue)
> jelly, said it halted production and
shipment of all products
> Article by M.
Matsutani and A. Martin
thoughts: those jellies were badly-designed, over-packaged,
over-processed mouth-sized, throat-blocking products.
Konnyaku (Amorphophallus paeoniifolius) itself is a great plant, and
the traditional jelly product comes in safe large blocks or as
noodles that can be used in dozens of ways in ordinary Japanese
cooking. We can find it in every supermarket, and although the mannan
has no direct nutritional role (it is indigestible), the jelly (more
like soft rubber) does fill the belly and helps digestion generally.
It is probably the original slimming product.
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